Friday, July 13, 2018

Red White and Blue Challenge 1 at the lake

Welcome to our Red, White & Blue Crop I hope your summer is off to a great start! I have a full calendar for summer which should make for a lot of super cute pages in my future. Today I decided to scrap some of my favorite photos from Enid Lake in Mississippi last year. We were having a Family Reunion and went to go check out the location the day before and caught a sunset. I also managed to snap a few photos of my family looking around.

I also decided to start a regular feature on my blog called Flashback Friday because I have so many older papers that I just love so much that I didn't use up when I first got them. Today I am featuring something from 2016 - Regatta which is a perfect summer paper.




Here is a close up. I also added some little accents using cork that I have also had for ages. I turned them into little clouds.




I did a few flower accents on each photo as well.



Here is the sketch for Challenge #1 I hope you can play along with Sketch #84 we would love to see what you come up with.


Friday, July 6, 2018

A whole lot of love

Hello back again with our July 5th Sketch I hope you love this sketch as much as I do.

Here is a little story about this sketch I really thought it was cute and so as I was working ahead on some projects (as a perk to being on the design team I see and sketches early) I really thought this was a super cute one and so I decided I would work on a card for my hubby for our first anniversary which was June 2. Now the funny thing is that the sketch date is July 5th which is the anniversary of our very first date 5 years ago...I guess it was just meant to be used for love.

Anyway I hope you are inspired by the sketch it has a lot of potential. I used up some paper I had from Simple Stores and stamps from My Favorite Things. I did some faux stitching, I had forgotten how much I adore that look. It really made the card come together. I also got to use some of my new prisma color pencils that I have been talking about over on my Facebook page.



One of my favorite things to do is color and I have been have a great time coloring images for cards. I thought this little raccoon was pretty cute next to the tree. I also used up the rest of these little black dots that I had laying around for a while.


I wrote int he card before I took a photo because I was just so happy with how it turned out so pardon the odd angle but I had to hide all the mushy love stuff ;).


Stop by our blog to link up with today's sketch and for a chance to win a prize through the end of June.

Let see what you come up with: Sketch #125





Friday, June 29, 2018

Thinking of you...

Just building up my card stash again. I like to get card ideas from Catalogs and Idea Books. I have not done that in a while but I keep running across this card from an old CTMH Occassions book and I decided to make my own version. Do you use idea books to get ideas for cards?

I also used my new color pencils on this and did some fussy cutting on the butterfly. Her wings are popped up. I stamped the flower directly on the gray woven paper and I like the way the flower ended up looking textured too.


Friday, June 22, 2018

Horsing around SNS #124

Hello back again with our June 20 Sketch I hope you are inspired by this months sketches they have been so fun to work with.

I recently ordered a lot...I mean a LOT of stuff on clearance from Close to my Heart it was stuff that i wanted but not bad enough to purchase however when they waved that sale flag under my nose I went a little crazy! Anyway I have been having fun with my goodies and so first up is this Little Dreamer set. It was fun to use and the horse was designed to be a unicorn but I was making this card for a horse lover so I just left the horn off. (I have another card share soon with the horn)



Stop by our blog to link up with today's sketch and for a chance to win a prize through the end of June.

Let see what you come up with: Sketch #120




Friday, June 15, 2018

Just because

I like to have a could of Just Because cards on hand well because you just never know when you are going to need one.

Plus I wanted to play with my Prisma's and I have not used this fun little gnome set that I got from MFT a while back.

I feel like I am a little rusty on the coloring front but practice practice practice...guess I will be sharing more cuteness soon. :)


Monday, June 11, 2018

Summer Daze Challenge #4 - Home

Welcome back to our Summer Daze Crop I hope you are finding some time to play along.

The last card I shared on my blog was for my daughter and this one happens to be for her as well. I love that she calls me for cards. It also keeps me up to date on her friends from school that are now all grown up. The latest card she needed was for a new home, one of her friends (and hubby) just purchased their first home.

I knew when I saw this Central Park - Cardmaking stamp set and Central Park paper packet in the new Close to my Heart Occasions mini that I had to have this set. I always love little house stamps and houses that I can color are an added bonus.

I used the blue grid paper to mimic the sky and the green paper to mimic the grass. Then I stamped all the houses in black and popped up one that I colored. Their house is a light brown so I went ahead and colored this one the same. I added a few yellow sequins and walla a quick card ready to drop in the mail box.


I kept this card pretty simple and here is the inside.



Here is the sketch for Challenge #4 I hope you can play along with Sketch #26 we would love to see what you come up with.

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Summer Daze Crop Challenge #2 - Congrats

Welcome back to our Summer Daze Crop I hope you are finding some time to play along. Today we have a card for you to try.

Yesterday I received a text from my oldest daughter requesting a card. She needed a graduation card, well I have a standard card that I love to use that involves graduation caps randomly stamped all over the side of my card. I already sent my card off to the graduate so I needed to come up with something else. I thought this sketch would be perfect to use. Hope you like it.

Looking at it here I think I should have added another white panel behind my black panel because it is a little hard to see. I also have some bling along the left hand side.


Here is the inside of the card.


Paper, ribbon, and stamps are some older items I had laying around from Close to my Heart.

Here is the sketch for Challenge #2 I hope you can play along with Sketch #100 we would love to see what you come up with.

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